Tag Archives: United Nations Development Programme

2011 Human Development Report: Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor Pakistan ranks 145 out of 187 countries and territories in human development

Islamabad: Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and [...]

UNISDR head calls for ‘quantum leap’ in approach to recurring floods in Pakistan

Islamabad: The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, arrived on a three-day visit to Pakistan today during which she will meet with President [...]

New guide to help developing countries speed up access to climate finance

Islamabad: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a guidebook aimed at helping decision makers in developing countries to better take advantage of the billions pledged to address climate [...]

Recovering with resilience: Pakistan floods one year on


Islamabad: One year ago Pakistan was hit by unprecedented monsoon rains and floods. Across the country the scope and scale of the crisis was exceptional, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and

International Conference spells out the agenda for sustainable and inclusive growth in Pakistan


Islamabad: A two-day conference hosted by the Planning Commission and UNDP discusses how best to ensure sustained growth in Pakistan. The Conference brings together around 500 delegates including parliamentarians, international experts, federal and provincial policy makers, economists, development sector

United Nations agencies to partner on Early Recovery


Islamabad: Three of the United Nations Agencies currently engaged in the rural aspects of the post-flood Early Recovery and manmade emergencies in Pakistan namely, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World

Women Vocational Training Centre set up through United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador’s Contribution


Islamabad: The first batch of 25 students have received certificates from the Noor Konno Vocational Centre for Women in Haripur where they have acquired skills in sewing and dressmaking. The Vocational Centre aims to help thousands of vulnerable and

European Union donates 40 million Euros for rehabilitation of Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas


Islamabad: The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement on the EU’s contribution of 40 million Euros in support to the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) Programme in Balochistan and Khyber